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Ex-divs to take 0.7 points off FTSE 100 on Jan 3

LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 31 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100 companies will go

ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the

latest dividend payout.

According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of the

resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers would take 0.7 points off the

index.

COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND STOCK OPTION IMPACT

(pence)

Auto Trader (Frankfurt: 2UA.F - news) 2.1 0.077

British Land (LSE: BLND.L - news) 6.2 0.237

Experian (Other OTC: EXPGF - news) 14 0.398

Among FTSE 250 companies going ex-dividend are:

COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND

(pence)

Aveva 14

BMO Global 5

Dairy Crest (LSE: DCG.L - news) 6.4

F&C Investment Trust 2.8

McCarthy & Stone (Frankfurt: MCM.F - news) 3.5

Murray International 11.5

Trust

(Reporting by Julien Ponthus; Editing by Josephine Mason)